Durham College (DC) is pleased to announce that 360insights is helping build a local community of entrepreneurs and world-class students by making a significant donation to its Building Something Amazing capital campaign. The funds will be used to help complete construction of the college’s new Centre for Collaborative Education (CFCE), and specifically, the 360insights Entrepreneurship Centre, which is scheduled to open in fall 2018.
“No company better understands the importance of fostering innovation, development and education than 360insights,” said Don Lovisa, president, Durham College. “Their donation to the CFCE is going to provide students and local youth with the space they need to explore entrepreneurship and access expertise in order to bring their own business ideas to life. We are very grateful for their support.”
Named in honour of the company’s generosity, the 360insights Entrepreneurship Centre will be home to FastStartDC, a program that helps students and youth develop valid business ideas and plans to take their products and services to market quickly and successfully.
“At 360insights one of our core values is ‘live in the possible’,” said Jason Atkins, founder and CEO, 360insights. “This means we strive for excellence free of limitations for both our clients and employees, which is exactly what entrepreneurs do each day. We are thrilled that our donation will support the local community while also helping students and youth transform their limitless ideas into reality.”
In addition to the 360insights Entrepreneurship Centre, the multi-level, 75,000-sq-ft CFCE will serve as an educational access point for students, while bringing together local, Indigenous and global community groups and members of key business sectors. The Building Something Amazing capital campaign was launched in September 2017 to raise $5 million to complete construction of the new space.